April 12, 2016 Semi-annual Membership Meeting; 3:30 - 5:00 PM; Heartland Community College CCB 1406
Launching the McLean County 60 x 2025 Initiative
The Illinois 60 by 2025 Network is an ever-emerging network of communities in Illinois that are committed to the goal of ensuring that 60% of all adults have a college or career credential by 2025. This network is designed to meet the needs of communities that are working together to provide rigorous, real world learning in and out of the classroom.
September 2015 Membership Meeting - video created by Normal Community High School students
The McLean County Community Compact was formed as a not-for-profit corporation in 1989 as an outgrowth of a local youth problem study group. Barbara F. Stuart spearheaded the organization’s founding and served as its first director. During the early ‘90s, the Compact affiliated with the McLean County Unit of the University of Illinois Extension and expanded its staff through a countywide tax referendum.
The main focus of Compact during these years was to strengthen the transition of young people from school to the world of work. The Compact membership, in conjunction with hundreds of volunteers, committed their support, participated in a variety of programs aimed at improving academic preparation and career readiness.
In 2012 and 2013, through mutual agreement, the Compact formally ended its affiliation with the University of Illinois Extension. As a result of a strategic planning exercise held during the transition, the Compact established new vision and mission statements aimed at forming alliances and facilitating community efforts to improve college and career readiness. This changed the focus from developing programs to enhancing partnerships.
Today, the McLean County Community Compact creatively enlists the support of community stakeholders from business, government, labor, education and the community to further its purpose. Among the benefits of Compact membership is the ability to learn first about county-wide initiatives and to network with colleagues in each of these sectors.
Board of Directors
|John Freese||11th Judicial Circuit of IL, Retired|
|Barb Findley Stuart||Founding Member of Compact and Consultant|
|Dr. Mark E. Jontry||Regional Superintendent, DeWitt-Livingston-Logan-McLean Counties|
Annual Gold Members
Annual Silver Members
LeRoy CUSD 2
Regional Office of Education #17
Annual Bronze Members
John and Marilyn Freese
Olympia CUSD 16
State of Illinois
Bloomington Public Schools